I had a wonderful week in Venice, and several artistic adventures. Firstly I was painting San Marco at 8am to avoid the crowds when who else should be there but Gino D’Acampo. As a British TV personality, chef, restaurant owner he was being filmed for his new programme on ITV in October. I did a quick sketch of him – and he signed it and bought it – its going to be shown in one of his programs (with me painting!) and the picture sold for charity!
Then having survived painting near the Rialto – too many tourists! – I was asked to paint a seminar at the Venice International University – a real challenge! But how wonderful to meet these interesting people and try to paint them.
I’m now going to try to paint a mush-up of all my Venice impressions in oil on canvas – wish me luck!